By Steve Osaka
Former dancehall rivals turned friends Beenie Man and Bounty Killer are smiling all the way to the bank thanks to their long standing beef.
This was witnessed during their dancehall battle on ‘Versuz’ which happened on Instagram a while ago during the Covid pandemic attracting more than 500,000 views.
Versuz is the brainchild of Music producer’s Swizz Beats and Timbaland, which came into play during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way of offering a platform to popular artists on a live set.
It involved pairing of artists from R&B, Hip hop, Dancehall and Gospel Stars giving fans the chance to witness the musical clash as movement and gatherings were restricted in order to curb the virus spread.
Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have enjoyed an upscale in their music sales and streaming numbers since their pairing in 2020.
Things have continued to work well for the Star’s more so after Swizz Beats and Timbaland sold ‘Verzuz’ to Triller Network a rival to Tik Tok.
After the sale Swizz and Timbaland allocated shares to the 43 artists who have so far featured on Verzuz. As a result Bounty Killer and Beanie Man joined Triller as shareholders.
Other Stars who also made a mark include Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Rick Ross and John Legend.
Beenie Man and Bounty Killer’s battle has been described as epic reviving the platform and setting a bee standard that other artists would follow.